Aston, D W

Aston, D. W.

an English Congregational minister, was born at Kenilworth in 1773. In 1779 he became a scholar in the free grammar-school of his native town. He was entirely ignorant of evangelical truth till he was sixteen years old, when he heard a local preacher in a cottage. This resulted in his conversion, when he also became an occasional preacher among the' Wesleyans, though never formally connected with that body. He studied for two years under a Mr. Moody, of Warwick, his friend and guide; after which, under the same man's direction, he settled at Stratfordon-Avon, where he was the means of converting his own mother and also the lady who afterwards became his wife, as well as many others. In 1803 he removed to Buckingham, where he toiled excessively for forty-seven years. It was his privilege, during his life here, to .see quite a transformation of this till now "unenlightened neighborhood." He was for more than forty years the secretary of the North Bucks Association. Increasing infirmities caused him to resign his charge in 1850, and he retired to Hull to pass his remaining days. He died Jan. 9,1852. See (Lond.) Cong. Yearbook, 1853, p. 205, 206.

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